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Gore Issues Challenge for Electricity without Global Warming within Ten Years
WASHINGTON (July 17, 2008) -- In a major effort to move America to a clean energy future, former Vice President Al Gore will today call on our nation to produce electricity from sources free of global warming pollution, a move that would put us on a path to a stronger U.S. economy, protect jobs and dramatically reduce dangerous air pollution . Gore, winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, is calling on the nation to do this within ten years.
The following is a statement by David Hawkins, Director of Climate Programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC):
"Finally, a clear and compelling call to do what is both possible and essential to help solve the climate crisis. Al Gore's call for a truly clean electric power fleet in a decade is the scale of action we need to break the back of global warming. With a prompt action plan from Congress, including a firm limit on global warming pollution, America can reach this goal in time to help the world avoid the worst impacts of a disrupted climate."
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